Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thank You Doctor

A friend of mine requested I make a card for her doctor. She really wanted a stethoscope on it so I came up with this design. I watercoloured the background and added some ink splatter with the same colour. I set that aside to dry, then distressed the edges. I printed the stethoscope and coloured it with copic markers. It wasn't the easiest thing to fussy cut but I got through it! Couldn't help but add some of my favourite chevron ribbon too. It was for a male doctor, so it's masculine enough looking right?

Stamps: Stethoscope stamp - unknown, Celebration Of Thanks (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers, watercolour paints
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver glimmer (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Stitched (American Crafts)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, Spotlight button, Whimsey Farm twine, Lawn Fawn stitched banner die, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Reverse Confetti Chevron die

Friday, May 22, 2015

May All Your Wishes Come True

I was feeling in a pink and sweet  mood today, so decided to grab the gorgeous Tiddly Inks image Fairy Heartfelt to make this card. I coloured her with copics, twice actually! This is the second, nicer version. The first wasn't pastel enough :) Do you colour images and then never use them because they're just not right? I used papers from Echo Park's Bundle Of Joy collection and just cut a few circles to hide behind the main image.
Enjoy your weekend.

Stamps: Fairy Heartfelt (Tiddly Inks), Sweet Birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, dazzling Diamonds (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Bundle Of Joy (Echo Park)
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Stampin Up circle punch, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Spellbinders classic circles die

Monday, May 18, 2015

I Just can't Thank You Enough

Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend. I have a quick Thank You card to show today. I used papers from Teresa Collins'Family Stories collection. I am pretty much down to just scraps with this collection - major love! Anyway, I added a few base layers, and then cut a large circle out of the grid paper to which I added some pink and navy patterned paper behind it. I'm really into feathers now if you haven't noticed! I thought it was a pretty addition to this card.
Stamps: Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Basic grey (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey (Stampin Up)
Papers: family Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Teresa Collins' enamel dots, Fancy Pants button, Jolly Olly's feather, Spotlight sequins & lace, Kaisercraft flower, Spellbinders circle die, sewing machine

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Baby Sets

I just adore making baby cards. I think it's the colours I get to use :) I made a card for a dear friend who just had a baby girl, and loved it so much I made another one and couldn't stop there! I ended up making a whole baby girl and boy set! I used papers from Echo Parks Bundle Of Joy boy and girl sets. I love how well these papers co-ordinate. Both cards are shaker cards, with crushed glass as the shaker element. I used the Lawn Fawn stitched banner die to create the shakers. For the boy set, I used a clear pillow box to create a package that would easily fit some booties, a singlet or two, or something else small. I just filled mine with white tissue paper for the photo. I used Spellbinders labels 11 to make the tag. I just punched a hole in the top for the ribbon. I did the same for the girl tag. The little box in the girl set is from Stampin Up. I used left over papers to adhere to the box, and stamped the elephant from My favourite Things' Beautiful baby stamp set to add over the top. Such a quick and easy gift set to create.

Stamps: beautiful baby (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Pink Pirouette (Stampin up). Tuxedo Black (Momento) 
Cardstock: Whisper White, dazzling Diamonds (Stampin up)
Papers: Bundle Of Joy (Echo Park)
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 11 die, Stampin Up chevron ribbon, blue button and white thread, Crushed glass from Etsy, Lawn Fawn stitched banner die, Spotlight sequins and white botton, House 2 Home doilies, pink shredded tissue paper and clear pillow box, My favourite Things star die, Tim Holtz Edge Distressor

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy Anniversary

I find wedding and anniversary cards quite difficult, but I must say, I do like this one I've made. The photo does not do this card justice, The gold glitter paper and gold splatter over the card do not show up well, but it looks great in person. I used 3 wood veneer frames with paper from My Mind's eye's Pretty things collection behind them for the main centrepiece. I'm not sure on the brand of the frames, may be American Crafts Amy Tangerine?? I seem to have misplaced the packaging. I did sponge the frames slightly with yellow ink, as well as the edges of the sentiment, the sprayed the whole card with gold colorshine spray.

Stamps: LJD Together Forever (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink) 
Cardstock: Whisper white, Gold glitter (Stampin Up)
Papers: Pretty Things (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Heidi Swapp gold colorshine spray, Wood veneer frames, Prima flowers, Spotlight sequins, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die

Saturday, May 9, 2015

For A Very Special Mother In Law

Happy mother's day to all those mums out there!! I have two wonderful kids, and feel very blessed to have them in my life. They are a joy to be around and show me every day they love me, so I feel every day is mother's day :) Here is another card I made for a friends mother in law. She requested something floral so I decided to use the Taylored Expressions Mixed blooms stamp. I coloured it with copics and hand cut it out. I layered it on a vellum heart and doily and finally used my sewing machine again for some zig zag stitching! I didn't have a mother in law stamp so I just printed the sentiment out on my computer! Have a wonderful and relaxing day mums! I hope you get some time to craft!
Stamps: Mixed Blooms (tailored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, vellum (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Adorbs (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, Spellbinders heart die, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, House 2 Home doily, Spotlight lace, Tim Holtz edge distressor, sewing machine

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

I haven't made a lot of mother's Day cards this year. Just the ones I need for my mum and mother in law, and two more by request from a friend. This is the first one I made for her. She wanted kraft and pink as the theme. I used the hearts cover plate from Papertrey ink to create the background, and layered it on some wood grain paper from the Teresa Collins Life Emporium collection. I added a doily and half a vellum diecut wreath and splattered white ink on the tag. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder
Stamps: Stampin Up - It's an old old OLD stampin Up stamp. Long retired. Sorry!
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Dazzling diamonds (Stampin Up)
Papers: Life Emporium (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: prima flower, Stampin Up chevron ribbon & white thread, Papertrey Ink wreath die, Lawn fawn tag die, House 2 Home doily, Hero arts white ink dauber, Tim Holtz edge distressor, white embossing powder

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ricky - Fishing Expert

Here's another Tiddly card for you. This time using Ricky - Expert Fisherman. My son loves going fishing with his dad and grandfather. I love the photo's they send me when they're out so I decided to turn Ricky into a polaroid. I coloured him with copic markers, and used gold spray ink to splatter the frame and added some white dots to the fish with my white marker. I try not to go too overboard with boy cards, so I kept it all pretty simple.

Stamps: Ricky - Expert Fisherman (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink:   -
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Vellum (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It. Gold foil cardstock (Jolly Olly's), Gold cardstock 9We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection
Papers: Notable (We Are Memory Keepers)
Accessories: My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday To You die, Papertrey Ink polaroid die, Spotlight button & burlap, Hemptique Twine, white gel pen, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Heidi Swapp colorshine gold spray

Wryn Mermaid

So I'm not officially a design team member for Tiddly Inks anymore :( :( but it's my favourite stamp company, and my go to for most of my cards so you'll still see a lot of Tiddly here on my blog :) This is a card I made using the new Wryn The Mermaid. How gorgeous is she!!! I am not the greatest with hair colouring - still a lot to learn, so I was a bit wary about attempting this one. And yes, it did take an age to do! But I love how it turned out. The ones that take the longest to colour always turn out the best :) I added some white detail to her fin with a white marker. And behind her on the green circle I made some faux waves with micro beeds. Tricky little things they are. It's the first time I've used them, and they go EVERYWHERE!! I added some rhinestones next to them too. I sprayed the blue cardstock behind her with white spray ink and splattered some more with a paint brush. I rarely use pearl flourishes on cards, but I think this one called for it :)

Stamps: Wryn Mermaid (Tiddly Inks - digital), Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers:  -
Accessories: Teresa Collins button, Kaisercraft pearl flourish, rhinestones and crystals, Hero Arts unicorn white spray ink, Spotlight lace, Jolly Olly's micro beeds, Spellbinders classic circles die, Packaging Direct doily